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The Best Food For Mother’s Day, From KFC Specials To DIY Brekkie In Bed

If your mum has been putting in as much effort to make you feel connected during this lockdown as mine, then by golly she deserves a treat this Mother’s Day.

By now, I’m sure you’ve already ordered the gift, like the organised offspring that you are (if not, read this gift guide immediately), so now it’s time to turn your attentions to food.

The good news is, a lot of states are seeing a relaxing of restrictions so that means you may even be able to enjoy these tasty options in the same place. If your state isn’t quite there yet, never fear. Just order one to your place and one to hers.

Either way, here are the best and tastiest Mother’s Day lunch options.

#1 KFC

Image: KFC / provided.

Don’t even pretend you don’t froth on KFC, plus it’s an easy way to feed everyone. Especially as they’ll be having a massive 25% off the entire menu when you spend $30 or more. Just order via Menulog between Saturday 9 to Monday 11 May and use the code KFC4MUM at the checkout.

#2 Banjo’s Bakery Cafe

 

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Is it just me, or are mum’s obsessed with high tea? You can’t convince me that sandwiches don’t taste better in tiny form, which is why you should order a High Tea box from Banjo’s. There are a range of sizes and they have plenty of store locations. Details here.

#3 Saké Restaurant & Bar

 

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Pick up one of three special Mother’s Day packages from Saké in Sydney‘s Double Bay. They include a range of top quality seafood and a cheeky drink or two, starting from $175. Pre-order by 5pm this Friday May 8. Details here.

#4 DIY brekkie in bed

If anyone says they don’t want breakfast in bed, they’re strange and wrong. Here’s a highly achievable, but totally delish recipe from Queensland Strawberries for you to try:

Strawberry American Pancakes

Image: Queensland Strawberries / provided.

Serves 2-4

Ingredients

  • ½ cup wholemeal self-raising flour
  • ½ cup white self-raising flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 300g thick unsweetened Greek yoghurt
  • 200g fresh Queensland Strawberries, ½ smashed & ½ sliced for serving
  • Butter or Rice Bran oil for frying
  • To serve- Strawberry butter, Strawberry syrup & loads of fresh chopped strawberries

Method

Pancakes:

In a medium bowl, beat the eggs and then add yoghurt and beat gently together. Gradually sift in the flour, mixing gently until just combined. Fold in the smashed strawberries. For maximum fluffiness, rest the mixture for 15-30 minutes at room temperature.

Heat a heavy based frying pan over a medium high heat. Add a teaspoon of butter or a tablespoon of Rice Bran oil. When the pan is hot, ladle batter into pan (approx. 1/4 cup per pancake), reduce heat to medium low and cook for 3-4 minutes until bubbles form on the surface. Flip, cook for a further 2-3 minutes until golden and cooked through. Repeat.

Strawberry butter:

Process 150g softened unsalted butter with a large handful of chopped Queensland strawberries. Using baking paper or cling wrap, roll the butter into a log and refrigerate or freeze until required.

Notes:

These are thick pancakes, so it will be important to regulate your heat to make sure they both stay golden and cook through.

#5 Chiswick

 

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Sydney favourite, Chiswick, has made their menu available at home just in time for Mother’s Day. Specially for the day, they’ve added two feast options involving either the Chiswick lamb shoulder or roasted free range chicken. Order by 5pm on Saturday May 9. Details here.

#6 Bistro Gitan

 

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How about a delish hamper from this celebrated French restaurant in Melbourne? They include cheesy gougeres, prawn ravioli and mushroom broth and so much more — plus an option to add Champers. Hampers start from $95 for two people. Details here.

#7 Good One & Bondi Pods

 

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Two popular Bondi brands have joined forces to get the ultimate breakfast in bed packs to mum. You purchase a gift card, then use it to order whatever you’d like from Good One, and bio-degradable, Nespresso-compatible Bondi coffee pods will be included. Details here.

(Lead Image: Queensland Strawberries / provided)